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of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous harassing e-mails from jill kelly whose volunteer work for military families brought her and her husband into contact with the petraeus's and other generals. it was her call for help to the fbi that kicked off the investigation. >> the e-mails accused kelly of improper socializing with generals. they also had references to the comings and goings of general petraeus that weren't public. >> reporter: kelly's brother says his sister was a victim. >> my sister, number one, is a mother. she has three kids. she's extremely dedicated to those kids. she's a wife and she's been extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have ac
those e-mails to paula broadwell, co-author of the tpetraeus biography that le them to other 0 e-mail that is did indicate a romantic relationship between broadwell and petraeus. this morning "the new york times" report says they were notified of petraeus' affair in the late summer. in the senior law enforcement official said they interviewed petraeus in late october and concluded there was no criminal violation. and on november 6, election day, the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, jim clapper. clapper then told the white house on wednesday. the national security team. the president himself learned of the inquiry on thursday morning. petraeus offered his resignation that afternoon in person to the president. the president accepted his resignation on friday. some lawmakers are asking why did the fbi -- why didn't they inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> it's going on for several months and
turned to his biographer, paula broadwell. >> i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: petraeus had been the public face of two wars. one of the architects of the successful surge in iraq, which helped bring the war there to an end. from iraq to afghanistan. then, the call to head the cia. >> are you ready to come back? ready for the cia? >> i feel very fortunate to have been provided such an opportunity to continue to serve and contribute, if confirmed. >> reporter: as he took over cia, holly, his wife of 37 years, stood by his side, as she had done so many times before. the two had met at west point. she was from a long line of army royalty. her great, great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father was a retired four-star general. the president phrased the direct director's dead dedication and patriotism. and his thoughts were with dave and holly petraeus. now, it's the petraeus family that faces the strain of a deeply personal failure. but the nation's top spy has the to be above reproach. he had to go. such a revelation was simply devastating. bianna? >>
to the fbi about harassing e-mails she got from the former cia director's mistress paula broadwell. officials say the relationship spans a two-year period. a man close to allen saying he didn't find out about this probe until last night. as of this morning, the general denies any wrongdoing and plans to return to his job in afghanistan as the investigation goes on. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> the fbi's investigation brought agents to paula broadwell's charlotte home. they searched her house for several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of what appear to be documents or paperwork, but they aren't saying what they found. meanwhile, broadwell's co-author says he's shocked by the news of their affair, but he did have questions about their relationship. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. >> the fbi says it is putting together a timeline of its investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. >>> president obama may be wo
investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who is in washington. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the nation's keeper of secrets was keeping a scandalous one of his own. and just like that, an affair taints a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the country's most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to cia employees, petraeus acknowledged an affair and what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, the statement said. both as a husband, and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation. the same place he had so frequently been called on to serve. >> it is a great privilege to serve with our young men and women. >> reporter: the affair was discovered by the fbi after concerns about inappropr
biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified ma
petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. through a spokesman today, allen insisted there was no affair. kelley is the one whose
. people have spotted paula broadwell inside her brother's home inside washington, d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, attorney steven krantz, left that home. he did not say a word. someone found paula broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. this morning house leaders will get a better sense of what led to petraeus' resignation. yesterday the acting cia director updated dianne feinstein and the ranking republican saxby chambliss. they'll look into whether the affair caused a security breach. meanwhile, the pentagon standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general george allen, also involved in the scandal. his nomination to head european command is on hold, but leon panetta says he's fully confident allen can lead. >>> this morning obama will likely be asked to comment on the petraeus scandal. that conference begins at 1:30. house minority leader nancy pelosi also holding a press conference today. the califoia law maker expected to announce whether she will run again to lead democrats in the minority. he was speaker of the house from 2006 to 2010. maryla
to the disclosure, officials say, of an affair between david petraeus, the director of cia, and paula broadwell. the author of those e-mails. in getting access to the e-mail accounts of both women, the fbi officials say there were e-mail discovered between general allen and jill kelley. now they've been described as inappropriate although general allen's people say that that is a wild mischaracterization. that he occasionally referred to her as sweetheart but it was affectionate. that they were family friends and there was nothing untoward. there is a second element to all this. the pentagon in disclosing all this this morning that there were 20,000 to 30,000 pages, but again, associates of general allen say that that is printouts that often include multiple copies of the same e-mail. that they did a new printout every time there was a new e-mail in the chain which greatly they say exaggerates the number of e-mails. there is one other element here. general allen was to have a confirmation hearing to be the commander of the u.s. mission to nato. that is on hold now. >> this whole story. there ar
through it. she's in northwest d.c. where paula broadwell was spotted a short time ago. >> reporter: derek and anita, she's the woman at the center of this high-powered scandal. until now paula broadwell has remained largely out of sight. that is until tonight. she's in northwest d.c. take a look at this video shot earlier. she's basically captures her in her brother's apartment. d.c. attorney in his mount pleasant home. she's in the kitchen, apparently preparing dinner. if you're finding it tough to keep up with the twists and turns of this drama, here's a rundown. was it really just friday when we found out the affair between the very much married, now former cia director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. >> you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37- year-old jill kelley complained to a friend, an fbi agent. that would be this person here, that she was receiving threatening e-mails, reportedly from broadwell launching an investigation, and that put the lid on this. general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, the
an extra marital affair quickly revealed to involve his biographer paula broadwell. her book came out last january. appearing on c-span she recalled first meeting petraeus several years earlier. >> he came to harvard university where i was a graduate student and wanted to speak to students about the merits of counterinsurgency approach to fighting the iraq war. >> brown: later researching her book broadwell had extensive access to petraeus during his time as overall commander in afghanistan. in august of last year, wife holy at his side the four-star general retired from the service. he took the c.i.a. post the next month. today the general's former spokesman retired colonel steve boylan told abc the affair began then, after he had left the army which strictly for bids adultery. >> this all started about two months after he was in the c.i.a. as the director and just so you know it alsonded about four months ago. he deeply hurt the family. he knows that. he acknowledges it. right now his whole focus is going to be geared towards taking care of the family and getting through this. >> brown:
reported getting harassing emails from another woman, paula broadwell. the f.b.i. investigation that followed uncovered broadwell's affair with petraeus. but according to the newest revelations, agents also found extensive contacts between kelley and general allen. the f.b.i. notifieded the pentagon on sunday. last night spokesman george little read a statement from defense secretary leon panetta on a flight to australia. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it is now in the hands of the department of the secretary-general. >> brown: early news accounts said allen and kelley exchanged 20,000-30,000 pages of emails and other documents over the last two years. for part of that time the general served as deputy commander at u.s. central command faced at the air force base in tampa. jill kelley and her hus ban often organized social events for the milita. oneenior defense official said today that the emails between allen and kelley were mostly routine and involved planning for parties. an
-mails to the f.b.i. leaving agents to discover the source of those e-mails paula broadwell. and, yes, paula broadwell is the woman who was having an affair with david petraeus. both allen and kelley deny there was anything sexual about their relationship. >>> it's about 5:06. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. can wall street bounce back? >> let's hope so folks need to know the dow is standing at its lowest level since july. all the damage is just in the last couple of weeks. better than expected earnings from home depot. not enough to calm jitters about the upcoming fiscal cliff. we've been talking about europe's ongoing debt problems all this year but today tech stocks could get a boost after cisco systems reported profits and sales that beat wall street estimates last quarter. the dow stands at 12,756 after falling nearly 59 points. the nasdaq was off by 20 and the s&p 500 was off by five and a half points. >>> toyota has announced a massive recall around the world. this recall affects almost 2.8 million vehicle worldwide and about a m
petraeus' alleged mistress paula broadwell in d.c. today. her brother lives in northwest. meantime a second top general now involved in the investigation. fox 5 will thomas here with a closer look. >> the american commander in afghanistan general john allen is now facing an internal investigation for his communications with the woman at the heart of the dave petraeus controversy. here's where things stand. we'll begin with connecting some of the dots. tampa resident jill kelley acted as a volunteer social liaison with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into
, tampa socialite jill kelley and paula broadwell. some ask why did the fbi wait to notify them about the investigation and why the director of national intelligence was not informed until election night. given that the investigation had been under way for months. now the white house was squiz quizzed yesterday on whether the president is satisfied with that time line. first at a news conference in australia where secretaries panetta and clinton are holding bilateral meetings, they should hold opinion until the facts are known about general allen, the latest -- >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold. as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> and though he praised allen, panetta said he felt it was important to refer the matter to the pentagon's inpeck tore general. the senior defense official tells nbc news that panetta didn't make this decision lightly
programs to see if they are strong enough. a computer used by paula broadwell that was not secured contained classified information.broadwell's affair with former cia director david petraeus led to his resignation. national security officials tell "reuters" an investigation continues into how broadwell acquired the documents. as a reserve officer in military intelligence, broadwell does have access to classified material but rules require the documents to be stored in secure locations or computers. just yesterday president obama said there was no indication so far that any classified information had been disclosed as a result of the scandal. the man who helped start the investigation that led to the downfall of c-i-a director david petraeus is a veteran f-b- i officer. frederick humphries, seen here in this file video, first took a complaint from his friend, jill kelley, about emails that accused her of inappropriate behavior with petraeus. the investigation that followed led to the discovery of the extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. agents
with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business. the biggest challenge is avoiding the double hit to the economy of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.
abc news the fbi was investigating petraeus's biographer paula broadwell for strange activity on the internet and then some e-mails were discovered in the course of that investigation that raised concerns. this is abc news washington. >> further into this, 2 weeks ago the fbi met with general petraeus. agents thought that petraeus computer had been hacked. they discovered evidence of his relationship with paula broadwell. broadwell is a graduate of the united states military academy at west point. she spent 15 years in the military. broadwell has described mr. petraeus as her mentor. she is married with two children. as for petraeus wife she works in the administration helping returning service member find financial security and fighting off bank that is prey on them while they are away. she and david petraeus as you heard have been married 37 years. hers is a military family. her great great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father retired 4 star general. over the couple nearly 4 decades together the family moved 24 times following petraeus career. holly
paula broadwell. she's the woman who had an affair with petraeus and she thought this other woman us a a sexual romantic rival. we don't know how this is all shaking out but allen is the commander of nature tow's national security -- nato's national security assistance force. he denies doing anything wrong. >>> the d.c. fire chief ken ellerbee made news when he disclosed plans to shuffle its resources meaning fewer ambulances will be in service overnight. >> 9news reporter pretti arla is live at the d.c. headquarters. this is just one of the issues they're trying to tackle. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. the issues aren't just on land but also water. the rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet and is still used to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questions about how effective the boat could be. that's because it's out there on the water but its communication system is broken and the radio can't even transmit a distress call. and the documentation has a
's e-mail account. and by examining broadwell's, paula broadwell the biographer's e-mail account that's they uncovered or stumbled as they put it into this -- >> there were actually explicit e-mails between broadwell and petraeus. >> or some indication in those e-mails of an ongoing relationship. that's according to fbi officials and other officials with whom we've spoken. it was that -- and we should stress, there was never an investigation into petraeus. and they have pretty much shut down any idea that there was any kind of security or national security leaks. so this is not a criminal matter. and it would have rested there had not, and this is what is new in the last 24 hours, had not it come to the attention from an fbi whistleblower to a member of congress, who then reported to eric cantor, the republican leader, who then said to the fbi, you have to take this further. they were not at that stage going to the white house with it. and there are a lot of questions raised, why did it first come to the attention of the head of national intelligence on tuesday at 5:00 on election day
at the home of paula broadwell in north carolina yesterday but agentss do not think she got them from david petraeus. fox 5 dam razz found broadwell outside her brother's home in northwest d.c. yesterday. she is staying there temporarily. the other woman involved who allegedly exchanged inappropriate e-mails with general john allen is claiming she has diplomatic immunity. jill kelley called tampa police to report a man on her property and saying she is a, quote, honorary consul general and needs official protection. south korea did give her that symbolic title but it has no official responsibility. nsibil >>> george allen's career in politics appears to be over. the former virginia governor and senator says he will not run for elected office again. allen lost to democrat tim kaine last week in the race it succeed retiring senator jim webb. >>> some changes are coming to maryland live casino following last week's vote to extend panned gambling during the election. casino officials will outline plans on how the layout will be changed to make room for open table games such as black jack. more
of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligible ] some officials describe her 20 to 30,000 e-mails with general allen as flirtatious others calling them innocuous. the general denies any affair or other wrongdoing. the president has pulled allen's nomination as nato supreme commander on hold. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama's first news co
to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in north carolina with her husband and two kids avid runner and says they ed over their shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. -- >> it was an opportunity to be interview him on a run i thought i would test him, buts was go to test me >> reporter: despite amount of time they spent together petraeus is claiming the affair did not begin in afghanistan, but after he retired from the military in august 2011. one week later, he became director of the cia, he carried on at fair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair four months ago the same time kelly received those threatening e-mails. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> a family hopes you can help them fan a missing woman who suffers from alzheimer's. she was last seen driving away from her home thursday afternoon. she is 5'6, 220 pounds. police say she was last seen driving a white 20 lexus gs. it appears the car had a full tank of gas so she may
paula broadwell. she sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley, a woman she saw as a romantic rival. kelley traded e-mails with general allen. top u.s. commander in afghanistan. katie marzullo will have the latest in the next half hour. >>> moraga school board approved revised version of its child abuse prevention and reporting policy nearly a week after board president abruptly resigned. the contra costa times reports the district is facing claims by three former students who say mandated reporting failures contributed to their sexual abuse years ago. the new policy requires all members of a reporting team to individually report to authorities. >>> richmond will be installing four cameras aimed at reducing crime in the 23rd street shopping area. police and community leaders are welcoming the new overhead cameras to be installed within the next two months donated by the chevron corporation a few years ago the city did not have the wiring until now. they will add to the 40 cameras monitored by retired police officers. >>> richmond police say it is a first for them, investigator with the moti
the investigation into petraeus' affair. >>> the alleged mistress of petraeus was seen in the district. paula broadwell's brother lives in the d.c. area. >>> the petraeus scandal sure to come up during a presidential news conference this afternoon. it is the first news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty plea. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. n
biographer and one- time mistress paula broadwell. we have a closer look now at how the scandal is playing out from fox's craig bosswell. the white house said that president obama believes general john allen can continue to command the u.s. forces in afghanistan, even though allen is now allegedly part of the sex scandal involving general david petraeus. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon for the process in regards to general allen. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating the communications with kelly, the woman who triggered the fine investigation that uncovered the affair between new former cia director david petraeus and paula broadwell. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the investigation centers around 20 to 30,000 pages of communications between allen and kelly, mostly e-mails between 2010-2012, and are said to be flirtacious in nature. allen denies having an affair. he took over the afghanistan post from petraeus after petraeus moved to head to cia. petraeu
. >> reporter: fbi agents searching the home of paula broadwell, the woman whose affair with general david petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks. >> it is not a coincidence to me. he is the one who probably knows most about what happened or didn't happen there and if this is homing over his head when he went to go brief the united states senate, did th
about the timing. david petraeus and paula broadwell first met in the spring of 2006. four years later, a dissertation written by broadwell about the four-star general developed into something much more. >> i had been working on this project as my dissertation and when he went to afghanistan in the summer of 2010, i decided it turn it into a book. i shot him an e-mail and said i'm going to go for it. i showed up in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein is chairman. senate intelligence committee. she is calling the fbi's handling of the investigation into question. >> i mean this is something that could have had
socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have done, for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley whom he and his wife got to know in tampa and were revealing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents including e-mails over two years. officials say some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies an improper relationship. the fbi discovered the e-mails during its investigation of kelley's e-mails, sparked by her complaints about anonymous threats which turned out to
is the woman who reportedly received a threatening e-mail from paula broadwell. news of her affair with petraeus led to his resignation as the head of the cia last friday. the fbi is said to be looking at thousands of documents and e- mails detailing communication between kelley and allen. >> the fbi is also working on a time line of the fair between broadwell and petraeus and how long officials may have known about it before word got out. yesterday, agents were at broadwell's home in charlotte, income np a spokeswoman would not comment on what the agents were doing at the home. >>> congress returns to work today, no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so- called fiscal cliff. president obama and vice president biden will be meeting with leaders from the labor community today to discuss ways to keep the economy growing and find the balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. efi >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in
paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still expects petraeus to testify about the attacks even if it doesn't come today. congressional leaders say it's important for petraeus to testify because he visited libya shortly after the attack. >> the petraeus scandal will likely come up this afternoon as the president holds his first news conference since the election. president obama will also meet with business leaders to avoid the economic disaster. he sat down yesterday with labor leaders to get their input. the president will meet with congressional leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff on friday. and we'll carry the president's news conference this afternoon live at 1:30. >>> congress looks for answers into the deadly meningitis outbreak. lead erds from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at today's hearing in front of the house energ
will continue to lead u.s. forces in afghanistan. >>> the fbi's investigation moved to paula broadwell's home in charlotte. they searched her home several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of documents and paperwork. they are not saying what they found. she's the co-author of the biography of david petraeus. he did have questions about their relationship. >> but, what was a question in my mind, quite frankly was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. >> the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until resently. >>> closing 20 d.c. public schools. a few minutes ago, they wrapped up a news conference. tony tull is live at d.c. public school headquarters in northeast. can you tell us what's going on there? hi. >> reporter: yeah, that news conference is still going on now. kaya henderson is taking time to explain her plan. as you said, it's going to be 20 of them across six wards. one of the things she talked about, though she's closing schools, she is c
at the military base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for months. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein said she learned about it from the media last week. meantime, she says petraeus will still testify before the committee about last month's deadly attack on the embassy in libya. petraeus was supposed to testify about benghazi this week. >>> a deadly night in northeast washington has four people in the hospital. it stems from a triple stabbing and a shooting just three miles apart
. the trail led to paula broadwell, who co-wrote "all in," a biography of petraeus. broadwell described her extraordinary access to the general earlier this year on cnn. >> at some point i think he realized i was taking this research very seriously. i was sharing hardship with the troops and risk and so forth and decided to open up a little bit more access. but we had a relationship before i went there, as far as this dissertation was concerned so it just took it to another level. >> reporter: the end result was a flattering biography, summed up this way when she appeared on the daily show to promote it. >> the real controversy is here is, is he awesome, or incredibly awesome? >> broadwell is a married mother of two. she's an honors graduate of west point, a retired army research major who served for 15 years. petraeus resigned friday, admitting to cheating on his wife of 38 years, holly. and citing, quote, extremely poor judgment. a u.s. official says petraeus was never the target of the investigation and his communications were never compromised. now as you said, soledad, petraeus was sup
, paula broadwell. he spoke to cnn. that came as the c.i.a. announced an "exploratory" investigation of petraeus' conduct. his relationship with broadwell came to light during an fbi investigation that began last summer. today, attorney general eric holder defended the bureau's decision not to alert president obama and congressional leaders. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed, we would of course have made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> holman: that investigation also has led to a pentagon probe of the top u.s. commander in afghanistan-- marine general john allen. he's under scrutiny for extensive communications with a tampa, florida woman. allen has denied wrongdoing. defense secretary leon panetta said today no other senior military officials appear to be involved. he spoke during a trip to thailand. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present ti
be in more trouble. abc news has learned paula broadwell is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents at her home possibly in violation of federal law. a source familiar with the case tells abc news broadwell admitted she took the documents from secure government building. we are seeing her for the first time since the news of her affair with petraeus broke. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of the house lawmakers want to know if national security was threatened during any of this. yesterday we learned the fbi did find classified documents on broadwell's computer they do not think those came from petraeus. the other woman whose e-mails with general allen are under investigation, jill kelley she called 911 last night and told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use honorary counsul to get special treatment. >> reporter: kelley's title as honorary counsul to south korea is voluntary, symbolic and does not afford her any special rights. allen denies any affair can kelley. defense secretary panetta said no one should leap
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